Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

In Victorian England, children were allowed small glasses of wine at the dinner table. Alcohol was a traditional sleep aid for all ages back then. This posset was a classic drink that nannies would prepare for kids in their care who were having trouble falling asleep. Posted for Zaar World Tour II (2006)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat in a saucepan the milk, lemon peel, sugar and almond extract.
  2. When it begins to scald, remove from heat.
  3. Beat egg white and add.
  4. Now add rum and brandy.
  5. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Talk about a wake up! I should have had this drink this morning instead of just now! Really good! I wasn't sure about the egg white, but it worked in this recipe!

Studentchef June 30, 2010

Very good...but wow! this is strong stuff!!! I had to use all rum 'cause I didn't have brandy and vanilla extract instead of almond.

greengirl512 December 04, 2006

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